Today in Georgia (US) History

Georgia (US): Atlanta - Augusta, GA

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 123

1732-06-09 - Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
1733-02-12 - Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
1736-02-05 - Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
1742-06-09 - Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
1749-10-26 - Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
1777-02-05 - Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
1778-12-29 - English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1783-07-24 - Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
1785-01-27 - 1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia
1786-02-13 - Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
1788-01-02 - Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
1788-02-01 - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
1801-03-03 - 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
1823-12-19 - Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US
1825-02-12 - Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
1848-12-26 - William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia
1856-03-05 - Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
1861-01-03 - US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
1861-04-08 - US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by confederacy (US Civil War)
1862-04-11 - Rebels surrender Ft Pulaski, Georgia-Rebels surrender
1862-04-12 - Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski Georgia
1863-02-28 - Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia
1863-03-03 - Federal ironclad ships bombard Fort McAllister, Georgia
1863-10-28 - Battle at Wauhatchie, Georgia: 865 killed or injured
1864-02-22 - -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
1864-02-27 - 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
1864-04-17 - Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
1864-05-05 - Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1864-05-06 - US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia
1864-05-13 - -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia
1864-05-17 - Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat
1864-05-19 - Skirmish at Cassville Georgia
1864-06-01 - Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
1864-06-12 - Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle
1864-06-15 - -17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia
1864-06-16 - Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia
1864-06-17 - -18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia
1864-06-17 - Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia
1864-06-19 - Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia
1864-06-20 - Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia
1864-06-22 - Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia
1864-07-04 - -9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia
1864-07-26 - Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]
1864-08-14 - -16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia
1864-08-31 - Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties
1864-09-01 - 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
1864-11-11 - Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1864-11-16 - Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
1864-11-21 - -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
1864-11-22 - American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864-11-23 - -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
1864-11-25 - Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
1864-11-26 - Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864-11-26 - Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1864-11-27 - 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
1864-11-28 - 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
1864-11-29 - 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
1864-12-01 - Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia
1864-12-02 - Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia
1864-12-03 - Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia
1864-12-07 - Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
1865-04-13 - Sherman's march through Georgia begins
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1865-05-10 - Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia
1865-05-19 - President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia
1867-02-14 - Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
1870-01-10 - Georgia legislature reconvenes
1870-07-15 - Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US
1871-01-16 - Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
1871-02-01 - Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
1893-12-20 - 1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia
1897-08-04 - Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia
1905-09-22 - Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
1906-09-22 - Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
1909-05-17 - White firemen on Georgia lroad strike to protest against hiring blacks
1911-08-28 - 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
1913-02-28 - 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
1915-08-15 - Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
1922-03-15 - 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
1922-10-03 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1926-02-09 - Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone 1932-02-02 - Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
1933-09-25 - 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
1936-04-06 - Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
1940-01-27 - -17°F (-27°C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
1942-12-08 - 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
1943-08-25 - US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
1949-06-09 - Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
1951-09-09 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1952-07-24 - 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
1953-02-19 - Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
1954-04-04 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1957-02-14 - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
Musician Ray CharlesMusician Ray Charles 1960-11-14 - Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1
1961-01-11 - Racial riot at University of Georgia
1962-02-12 - Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia
1962-07-10 - Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1962-07-27 - Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia
1962-08-15 - Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
1962-09-25 - Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1966-09-06 - Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 60 of 60

1696-12-22 - James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
1825-06-05 - Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, Georgia, educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
1829-01-30 - Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1868-01-15 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
1876-07-17 - Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, Georgia, lived to be 115 (died in 1991)
1877-09-10 - Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
1885-04-29 - Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)
1887-11-15 - Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie Wisc, sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull)
1893-07-01 - Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
1893-07-07 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[NS=7/19]
1893-07-19 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[OS=7/7]
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones (1902-03-17) 1902-03-17 - Bobby Jones Jr, Atlanta Georgia, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930)
1903-06-06 - Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)
1907-02-10 - Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
1920-08-17 - Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire)
1926-08-15 - Georgiann Johnson, Decorah Iowa, actress (Marge-Mr Peepers)
1927-08-18 - Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust
1928-03-18 - William R Boggs, Georgia, Brig Gen/chief of engineers under Bragg
1929-01-19 - Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
1929-05-21 - Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
Musician Ray CharlesMusician Ray Charles (1930-09-23) 1930-09-23 - Ray Charles [Robinson], Albany Ga, singer/pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around) (d. 2004)
1931-09-19 - Brook Benton, soul vocalist (Rainy Night in Georgia)
1933-02-05 - Nick Georgiade, NYC, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run)
1935-08-10 - Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer (Night Prayers)
1936-10-28 - Charlie Daniels, Wilmington NC, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia)
1937-03-29 - Billy Carter, Plains Georgia, brother of Pres Carter
1937-07-31 - Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-56)
1938-09-08 - Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)
1940-02-21 - John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1941-07-01 - Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
1942-08-25 - Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1942-09-09 - John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
1944-10-15 - Mac Collins, (Rep-R-Georgia)
1945-06-23 - Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1947-02-04 - Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1947-09-09 - Freddy Weller, Georgia, rocker (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
1948-07-28 - Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1949-10-26 - Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)
1955-03-17 - Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1955-04-14 - Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)
1955-04-24 - Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
1957-02-28 - Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack)
1957-04-23 - Jan Hooks, Decatur Georgia, comedienne actress (SNL, Designing Women)
1958-03-20 - Holly Hunter, Conyers Georgia, American actress (Broadcast News, The Piano)
1964-09-28 - Susan Walters, Georgia, actress (Lorna-Loving, Mary Beth-Dear John)
Actress Julia RobertsActress Julia Roberts (1967-10-28) 1967-10-28 - Julia Roberts, Smyrna Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman)
1967-11-02 - Darla Michele Pruett, Canton Georgia, Miss Georgia-America (1991)
1968-02-09 - Paul Claxton, Vidalia GA, Nike golfer (NIKE Central Georgia Open-38th)
1968-08-18 - Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)
1969-03-29 - [Jane] Kim[berly] Batten, McRae Georgia, 400m hurdler (Oly-silver-96)
1971-03-28 - Damien Marsh, Georgia, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1971-04-02 - Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)
1971-04-15 - Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)
1971-11-17 - Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
1972-03-13 - Shea Olliff, Augusta Georgia, Miss America-Georgia (1997)
1973-11-15 - Rachel Kathleen English, Thomaston Ga, Miss America-Georgia (1996)
1974-04-22 - Georgia Goettmann, model (Cosmo-May 1995)
1974-08-20 - Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
1979-06-06 - Summer Newman, Miss Georgia Teen USA (1996)
1980-05-28 - Cheri Wheeler, Miss Georgia Teen USA (1997)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

1812-09-12 - Pyotr I Bagration, Georgian/Russian ruler/general, dies in battle
1913-02-28 - Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
1915-08-17 - Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob in Georgia
1953-01-11 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
1966-05-14 - Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
1986-03-06 - Georgia O'Keefe, US painter (Flowers), dies at 98
1992-04-07 - Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
1994-12-03 - Giorgi Chanturia, Pres of Georgia, assassinated
1995-10-26 - Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
Musician Ray CharlesMusician Ray Charles (2004-06-10) 2004-06-10 - Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies aged 73


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